An earthquake in northern Japan
Unfortunately, a new earthquake surprises Japan. Certainly, 26 people approx. have been injured by an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale.
In addition, the earthquake has triggered a tsunami warning on Japan’s northern coast, fearing that the water level could rise.
The wounded come from Niigata, Yamagata, Miyagi and Ishikawa. In addition, about 1,000 people have had to evacuate their homes, as has been collected by the public broadcaster NHK.
The safety measures
We inform you that the epicenter of the earthquake has been located about 85 kilometers northeast of the island of Honshu, the largest country in Asia. Fortunately, the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued an alert for several areas, although it does not foresee serious damage.
The country has recommended the population not to approach the coast. It is because in 2011 an earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused more than 20,000 deaths. After, it provoked a nuclear disaster at the directly hit Fukushima power plant.
On this occasion, the government and the authority that regulates nuclear power plants has clarified that the last earthquake has not caused damages.
Obviously, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has led an emergency meeting to discuss the effects of the earthquakes. At the moment, it has caused power cuts in nearly 10,000 homes. Also, rail services have also been suspended in several areas and several motorways have been closed to traffic as a precaution.
In case you want to travel to this country, do not forget to apply for Japan visa. Anyway, it is essential that you will study the current situation to avoid misfortunes and choose the best season.
Fortunately, apart from these misfortunes, Japan offers a lot of tourist activities and has beautiful places to visit.